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Special Programs

Caring Community presents programs that help our members address individual and family challenges and opportunities. These include but are not limited to issues that relate to caring for others, caring for ourselves, healthy lifestyles, mid-life transitions, caring for aging parents and other family members, issues of interest to grandparents, and the challenges of growing older.       


Two programs on Dementia Sponsored by TBE and Hebrew Senior Life

November 20, 4:30-6:30 pm
A Framework for Ethical Decision Making in Advanced Dementia with Susan Mitchell, M.D. and Senior Scientist, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior Life
Dr. Mitchell will share her groundbreaking work on decision making for patients with Advanced Dementia and the outcomes of interventions such as feeding tubes, resuscitation and administration of antibiotics.
This program is directed to physicians and other professionals in health care. RSVP to Rachel Maillet, (781) 235-8419 x204


Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Normal Aging or Dementia: Understanding the Difference with Ruth Kandel, M.D. and Staff Geriatrician, Hebrew Senior Life
Dr. Kandel will guide us to a more sophisticated understanding of the disease that affects memory and behavior with special focus on Alzheimer’s Disease. She will share both her research and her clinical work at HSL helping patients and families to deal with this progressive illness. This program is designed for the entire congregation and open to the community. 

The Conversation Project

Sunday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Caring Community, in collaboration with The Conversation Project, is sponsoring a discussion about how to talk with your family about end-of-life issues. Letting family know your wishes both relieves them of the burden of making decisions for you and gives you more control over end-of-life planning. Please join this important discussion, led by Harriet Warshaw, TBE member and Executive Director of The Conversation Project, and learn how to begin this conversation with your family. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Fran Tidor, (781) 235-8730.  

Support Group for Members Who Are Separated or Going Through Divorce 

We know that divorce or separation can be a painful time, a loss that we often suffer alone, without the opportunities for friends and the community to recognize our pain and offer support. Our Caring Community is planning to offer a support group for those who are separated or going through divorce. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cantor Sufrin, (781) 235-8419 x202.   

Ilissa Povich(781) 431-2239 


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